Collaborative Practice.


Conflict Resolution

We have many years of litigation experience and have worked extensively with internal corporate counsel and external counsel in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and Australia.

Beatriz Martorello is a specialist in dispute resolution: mediation, negotiation, arbitration and legal procedures. She is a Professor of Procedural Law and an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

Aaron Schildhaus has served as an arbitrator in more than 21 cases in the United States.

Beatriz Martorello is a certified bilingual mediator of the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) based in Chicago, Illinois and currently acts as mediator of the CCR in cases that it receives and in the Illinois Courts, as well.

From 2015 to 2019, she served as Manager of the Fair Labor Standards Division in the Illinois Department of Labor. She designed and implemented the State program of Mediation, helping to resolve the more than 5000 cases that the Division receives annually under the Wage Payment and Collection Act.

Beatriz has been practicing as a certified Mediator since receiving her postgraduate degree in Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution at the University of Buenos Aires in 2003.

Despite having devoted myself with great passion to litigation as a lawyer for several years, my life took a turn when I discovered back in 1995 the constructive and sometimes transformative effects of mediation. I have been a mediator since 2003 and I found through mediation the way to help build peace.

Mediating is an art, without a doubt, where the entire emotional and professional universe of the mediator is put into play to help the parties to empower themselves and to think about the conflict that links them, and to free themselves from the pain or discomfort that this dispute generates.

I have mediated, for several years in Argentina -my country of birth- and currently, in Chicago, Illinois as a mediator of the CCR (Center for Conflict Resolution) in the Illinois Courts and I also do online mediations with people from different states of the USA and countries around the world.

What is Mediation? It is a confidential conflict resolution process in which an impartial third party (Mediator) helps two or more participants to better understand their problems, interests and needs; allowing them to overcome their differences through voluntary agreements.

Utilizing mediation empowers participants to successfully resolve conflicts, helps prevent conflict escalation in a legal dispute, and greatly reduces financial and emotional costs for all parties involved.

Mediation is an effective communication tool that contributes to the strengthening of personal, family, neighborhood, business and work relationships.

Through online mediation I help people to speak constructively about their conflicts, concerns and expectations.

Mediation can help manage, prevent and resolve conflicts with: partners or former partners, parents, children, relatives, neighbors, partners, employers and employees.

In business and corporate law, I am committed to the collaborative practice of Law and my recent incorporation to ALdeCO (Latin American Academy of Collaborative Practice) excites and challenges me. If more lawyers were open to changing the paradigms of confrontation and understood the vital role they can play in building more caring societies, the world would be much better. I have no doubt.

Beatriz Martorello


Practice Areas

International Law

Businesses and Corporate Law.

Corporate Law

Advice to companies and non-governmental organizations.

Conflict Resolution

Mediation, Negotiation, Arbitration, Collaborative Practice.

The bridges on our website reflect the jurisdictions (Argentina, Peru, US) where the founders of MS are licensed to practice law.

MS Partners have wide international recognition.

MS Partners have wide international recognition.

MS Partners have wide international recognition.

MS Partners play leading roles in international advocacy.

MS Partners play leading roles in international advocacy.

Engagement with the Latino community.